Treatment of wounds, especially with suppurations, requires the use of effective antibacterial agents. In this case, there arises a logical problem of choosing the optimal means.
Which is better: Levomethyl or Levomekol? The choice can be made on the basis of a comparison of these funds among themselves.
This antibacterial combination drug has been available in ointment form since the 1970s. Levomekol has a thick consistency, is sold pre-packaged in containers of glass or tuba.
Levomekol promotes rapid wound healing, has immunostimulating and antibacterial action. Indications for the appointment of this tool are purulent wounds.
If we compare Levomethyl and Levomekol, then the indications for administration will be the same.
In the composition of Levomekol – 2 active substances:
- immunostimulant methyluracil;
- antibiotic chloramphenicol (derived levometsitina).
Also in the composition of the ointment there are additional substances that contribute to a better distribution of the drug over the wound and its good penetration. For better effect, the ointment is applied in the form of applications with fixing with a gauze cloth.
Important! Dressings should be carried out regularly.
Levomekol is almost always well tolerated, with the exception of individual intolerance and some skin diseases (psoriasis, etc.). In very rare cases, there may be side effects in the form of an allergic rash.
The drug has few contraindications, may be prescribed even for pregnant women and children.
Levomethyl is an analogue of Levomekol, it has the same active ingredients and the same indications for administration. In the 70s, the effectiveness of chloramphenicol was confirmed, its combination with methyluracil and polyethylene oxide.
Based on these components, an effective drug Levomekol was developed.
Based on this composition, through large-scale work on the study of the ointment and its application, many other drugs (including Levomethyl) were created in various areas of medicine. They have found their application in cosmetology, surgery, proctology, etc.
Levomethyl has established itself as a no less effective remedy.
Thoroughly studied composition allowed to put on the market and other drugs similar to the set of components and action. Manufacturers of other drugs in some cases added new ingredients from among the excipients.
One of these tools was Levomethyl, produced in Russia.
Comparative characteristics of drugs
Pharmacological action of drugs is completely the same, and the composition is identical.
Application for the treatment of wounds
Main active ingredients
Price per tube 40 grams, rub.
The main differences between Levomethyl and Levomekol are in price. The first one, Levomethyl, is cheaper.
Both drugs can be prescribed not only for the treatment of purulent surfaces of wounds, but also as a therapy for sinusitis, otitis, hemorrhoids, teenage acne, etc. Domestic product, Levomethyl, has affordable affordable price.
Instructions for drugs are similar. They provide for local treatment with the treatment of wounds at least once a day. The duration of treatment and the choice of one of the drugs is determined by the doctor taking into account all the peculiarities of the patient’s health..
Levomethyl completely competes with its prototype.
Both drugs, if necessary, can be introduced into the cavities with purulent contents by means of a drainage tube. To do this, the ointment must be preheated to 36 degrees.
Completely identical composition with Levomekol have:
The difference between ointments, in comparison with Levomekol and Levomethyl, takes place in such medicines:
- Streptonitol, which has a pronounced antimicrobial action but on the basis of other components;
- Protegenin (based on erythromycin and gentomycin sulfate);
- Ichthyol ointment – on the basis of ichthammol, which has a pronounced antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect;
- Vishnevsky ointment – with the entry of castor oil and birch tar, which contributes to the extraction of pus and recovery;
- Methyluracil ointment, accelerating the regeneration process;
- Kortomitsetin – a normal drug with the entry of chloramphenicol;
- Levosin – has the same basic components as Levomekol, supplemented with trimecain and sulfadimethoxin;
- Saledez, Retsedil and others.
Since each tool has its own characteristics of use and its own set of contraindications, the choice of the most appropriate tool for each case should be made by the doctor separately for each patient. Differences – in the composition and quantity of active ingredients.
Due to the identity of these drugs, Levomekol and Levomethyl are not prescribed to patients at the same time. Treatment should be carried out with any of these funds.